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Protecting Personal Items

Laptops and other Electronics

  • Do not leave your laptop or personal property unattended
  • Do not use your laptop to “hold your seat” at a cafe, the library, or elsewhere
  • Register your electronics (link to page)
  • Do not ask strangers to “watch your stuff”
  • Remove personal items and GPS devices from vehicles that are in plain view

Bags and Purses

  • Do not hang your purse or bag over the back of your chair while you are in a dining establishment or other public place
  • Do not place your purse or bag under the table out of sight
  • Always keep your purse or bag closed
  • If you are in line or a crowded space, keep your purse or bag in front of you where you can see it
  • If using a locker, remember to secure your belongings with a lock
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view in your car. Taken them with you or store them in your trunk
  • Do not leave a purse or bag in an unlocked filing cabinet or locker

Preventing Bicycle Theft

  • Register your Bicycle with the Office of Transportation and Parking http://www.princeton.edu/transportation/bikewalk.html#1
  • Prevent bicycle theft by properly using your U-Lock
  • Thread the U-Lock through the front tire AND frame
  • Do not lock your bike to wooden fence poles, chain fences or anything else that can be easily removed or broke